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Why not make your own barbecue sauce?

Why not make your own barbecue sauce?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Barbecue sauce is a very personal thing. For some, it means thick, sweet and red. For others, it is mustard-based.
 
Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Japanese architects find new ways to brighten cramped homes

Monday, June 22, 2015
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Literally.
 
Church nonprofit pushes for LBGT rights
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Church nonprofit pushes for LBGT rights

Sunday, June 21, 2015
As executive director of Room For All, a non-profit group that argues for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the life and ministry of the Reformed Church of America, Marilyn Paarlberg is fighting to push the church’s national governing body in a more progressive direction.
 
Diners feel like part of family at Nonna Maria’s

Diners feel like part of family at Nonna Maria’s

Sunday, June 21, 2015
The heady scent of spring lilacs was replaced by the complex aroma of Italian cooking as we entered the door of Nonna Maria’s Italian Kitchen in Halfmoon.
 
Adult children remember words of wisdom from their dads

Adult children remember words of wisdom from their dads

Sunday, June 21, 2015
On Father's Day, sons and daughters remember the valuable advice their dads passed down to them.
 
St. Anthony's Festa: Food, family, fun
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St. Anthony's Festa: Food, family, fun

Saturday, June 20, 2015
When Italian families gather, food takes center stage, and the Festa — meaning “feast”— is no exception.
 
Summer treat: Topping turkey burgers with peaches, cheese

Summer treat: Topping turkey burgers with peaches, cheese

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The turkey burger has become the healthful default of grilling season. And that’s really not a bad call.
 
Retirement on the river

Retirement on the river

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
While some head for the hills as retirement nears, this couple ran to the river and it has been smooth sailing ever since.
 
The meatballs stand out at Saratoga’s Three Vines Bistro

The meatballs stand out at Saratoga’s Three Vines Bistro

Sunday, June 14, 2015
At Three Vines Bistro in Saratoga Springs, the first meatball bar in the Capital Region, they call their creations “meet balls” because you can eat them at a extra-long tables near the bar in a casual atmosphere that encourages mingling and casual conversation.
 
Summit meetings at Lake George

Summit meetings at Lake George

Sunday, June 14, 2015
On Sunday, July 5, hikers will walk or climb together with volunteer leaders to 12 different sites around Lake George.
 
Great potato salad comes down to how and when you season it

Great potato salad comes down to how and when you season it

Friday, June 12, 2015
I'm not a fan of potato salad that tastes like a bunch of spuds smothered in mayo. I want more. At the very least, I want to taste the potatoes. Trouble is, potatoes are pretty bland if not properly seasoned.
 
Eggplant and garlic dip gives great smoky taste to vegetables from grill

Eggplant and garlic dip gives great smoky taste to vegetables from grill

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Grilling season is in full swing. And my feeling is that if you are going to crank up the grill anyway, you might as well leverage it and make as much of the meal on there as possible.
 
West Glenville home among 11 on Soroptimist Garden Tour

West Glenville home among 11 on Soroptimist Garden Tour

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
As you turn in the driveway of Bob and Maggie Jackson’s West Glenville home and meander down the flowering crabapple tree-lined path, you’ll come upon an idyllic scene.
 
Residents are upbeat about Schenectady in producer’s series

Residents are upbeat about Schenectady in producer’s series

Sunday, June 7, 2015
The goal is simple for Adrianne Maros. In her "Schenectady Project," she is looking for people who like what they do, like Schenectady and are willing to go on the record in brief interviews.
 
The Shop’s varied menu includes to-die-for corn fritters

The Shop’s varied menu includes to-die-for corn fritters

Sunday, June 7, 2015
They had me at the corn fritters, but lost me on the kale. The Shop, on Fourth Street in Troy, is in the old Trojan Hardware store and retains its spirit in the decor.
 
 

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